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Neighboring cities will continue to play a part in emergency preparedness for the now-shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, as county's plan remains in place. Photo: Andrea Swayne
 San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Photo: Andrea Swayne

By Eric Heinz

Southern California Edison announced on Oct. 29 that the San Onofre Community Engagement Panel will “review a study of the economic benefits of decommissioning the San Onofre nuclear plant” during its next quarterly meeting.

The SEC is made up of a variety of stakeholders from area cities. Dana Point is represented on the panel by Mayor Carlos Olvera.

According to a press release, the study will look at local, state and national economic impact of decommissioning the nuclear plant. Representatives from Southern California Edison, majority owner of the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, will also provide an update on decommissioning plans.

Reports from various state and regional news outlets have quoted experts in recent weeks regarding the economic impact of decommissioning and whether the $4.4 billion in the SONGS decommissioning fund will be enough to cover the costs of completely removing the current facility.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the QLN Conference Center, located at 1938 Avenida Del Oro in Oceanside. Staffed information booths will be open from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a public comment period and the meeting will be live-streamed via


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